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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:08 am    Post subject: BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Reply with quote

Fellows:

Outside of the 14th St. corridor, are there any current plans (or studies) to build a BRT system/corridor in New York, such as what is now commonplace in many areas of the world today?

Back in the late 1950's/early 60's, there were proposals to operated automated "bus trains" in Chicago, with buses (TWIN COACHES) assembling at a certain entry point, connected into an MU train (with a single driver in the lead bus), and then traveling along an expressway (Southwest Expressway) until the "train" reached a common destination point.

Here, the buses would be uncoupled, and, from that point, continue on as individual vehicles to their own respective terminals.

There is an interesting artist's rendition of this proposed operation (as well as some text description) in Chas S. Dunbar's "BUSES, TROLLEYS, AND TRAMS", which was published in 1967..........

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